Friday, January 19, 2007

Rep. Giffords shows support for County on mine

TUCSON -- New US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) seems to be backing Pima County's concerns with the proposed open pit mine aimed at the Santa Rita Mountains.

The mine would be on the Coronado National Forest in her SE Arizona district.

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords told the Star's Editorial Board this week that "the Rosemont mine issue is one that has been an ongoing concern to the district. When it comes to having an open-pit copper mine in one of the most scenic valleys, with an industry that requires an extraordinary amount of water, we don't have enough water to assure a safe supply for the growing population that we have."

Thanks, Congresswoman Giffords!

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